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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101452/severe-hyperkalemia-following-blood-transfusions-is-there-a-link
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Christos V Rizos, Haralampos J Milionis, Moses S Elisaf
Patients with gastrointestinal bleeding often require large volume blood transfusion. Among the various side effects of blood transfusion, the increase of potassium levels is a serious one which is often overlooked. We report a case of severe hyperkalemia in a patient with gastric bleeding after large volume transfusion of packed red blood cells. The patient had hyperkalemia at baseline associated with his receiving medication as well as acute renal failure following hypovolemia. The baseline hyperkalemia was further aggravated after massive transfusions of packed red blood cells in a short period of time...
January 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100060/boerhaave-s-syndrome-diagnostic-gastroscopy
#2
Rocío Ferreiro-Iglesias, Manuel Narciso Blanco Freire, Manuel Paz Novo, J Enrique Domínguez Muñoz
A 47-year-old man was attended at the emergency room for severe chest pain after eating sausage with subsequent vomiting and mild upper gastrointestinal bleeding. In the chest radiography we could not see abnormalities. He referred previous episodes of choking without consulting. The urgent gastroscopy detected tertiary contractile activity (nutcracker esophagus) and a foreign body in the lower third of the esophagus. After removing the food bolus, we observed a 4 cm longitudinal tear compatible with esophageal rupture or Boerhaave's syndrome in the right posterior wall of the lower esophagus, proximal to the gastroesophageal junction...
January 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090502/is-noncurative-gastrectomy-always-a-beneficial-strategy-for-stage-iv-gastric-cancer
#3
Chang Min Lee, In Keun Choi, Jong-Han Kim, Da Won Park, Jun Suk Kim, Seong-Heum Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to suggest a treatment strategy for stage IV gastric cancer by investigating the behavioral difference between initially and recurrent metastatic disease. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of the patients who underwent chemotherapy alone for metastatic gastric cancer between January 2006 and September 2013. Patients were divided into those who underwent chemotherapy for metastatic disease since initial diagnosis (IM group) and for metastatic recurrence after curative surgery (RM group)...
January 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089365/gastric-bleeding-risk-following-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy-with-excision-of-the-splenic-vessels-a%C3%A2-long-term-follow-up
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D Louis, A Alassiri, S Kirzin, S Blaye-Felice, M Chalret du Rieu, C H Julio, E Bloom, L Ghouti, B Pradère, G Portier, N Carrère
BACKGROUND: Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with resection of the splenic vessels (VR-SPDP) is an effective procedure. However, hemodynamic changes in splenogastric circulation may lead to the development of gastric varices (GV) with a risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. This retrospective study aimed to assess the long-term postoperative clinical follow-up of patients and review the late postoperative abdominal computed tomography (CT) or endoscopic examination. METHODS: From 1988 to 2015, 48 consecutive VR-SPDP for benign or low-grade malignant disease were included...
January 12, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081590/emergency-endoscopic-variceal-ligation-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-blood-clots-in-the-stomach-but-no-active-bleeding-or-stigmata-increases-the-risk-of-rebleeding
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Su Jin Kim, Cheol Woong Choi, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Bum Park, Young Mi Hong, Ki Tae Yoon, Mong Cho, Hyung Seok Nam, Sm Bakhtiar Ui Islam
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of emergency variceal ligation for the prevention of rebleeding in cirrhotic patients who are found on initial endoscopy to have blood clots in the stomach but no actively bleeding esophageal and gastric varices or stigmata. METHODS: This study included 28 cirrhotic patients who underwent emergency prophylactic EVL and 41 who underwent an elective intervention between January 2009 and June 2014...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081301/ethanol-induces-platelet-apoptosis
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Lei Liu, Mengxing Chen, Lili Zhao, Qing Zhao, Renping Hu, Jie Zhu, Rong Yan, Kesheng Dai
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse incurs severe medical conditions, such as thrombocytopenia and hemorrhage, but the pathogenesis is not totally understood. Alcohol has been reported to induce apoptosis in eukaryotic cells, such as hepatocyte, nerve cell, corneal fibroblasts. However, it is still unclear whether alcohol induces platelet apoptosis. METHODS: Washed human platelets were pretreated with ethanol (EtOH), and apoptotic events and platelet function were detected...
January 12, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079767/primary-gastric-choriocarcinoma-presenting-as-a-pregnancy-of-unknown-location
#7
Alyssa Larish, Amanika Kumar, Sarah Kerr, Carrie Langstraat
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy of unknown location presents a diagnostic challenge, in rare occasions leading to the diagnosis of malignancy. We describe a case of β-hCG-secreting nongestational primary gastric choriocarcinoma presenting as a pregnancy of unknown location. CASE: A 37-year-old woman, gravida 4 para 3013, presented with several days of vaginal bleeding and rising β-hCG level without ultrasound localization of pregnancy. The diagnosis of pregnancy of unknown location was made and methotrexate administered at a β-hCG level of 7,779 milli-international units/mL...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079234/evaluation-of-endoscopic-secondary-prophylaxis-in-children-and-adolescents-with-esophageal-varices
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Júlio Rocha Pimenta, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Paulo Fernando Souto Bittencourt, Alice Mendes Moura, Simone Diniz Carvalho
BACKGROUND: - Bleeding of esophageal varices is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adults with portal hypertension and there are few studies involving secondary prophylaxis in children and adolescents. OBJECTIVE: - To evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic secondary prophylaxis in prevention of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in children and adolescents with esophageal varices. METHODS: - This is a prospective analysis of 85 patients less than 18 years of age with or without cirrhosis, with portal hypertension...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076606/giant-gastric-lipossarcoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Jacques Matone, Samuel Okazaki, Gabriel Naman Maccapani, Thiago Trolez Amancio, Renée Zon Filippi, Antonio Luiz de Vasconcellos Macedo
Liposarcoma is one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas in adults, occurring in 15 to 20% of all patients with sarcoma. Primary liposarcoma of the stomach is rare. We report a case of patient with giant gastric liposarcoma who underwent surgery after a gastrointestinal bleeding. Preoperative hystopathological diagnosis was not established, even after three biopsy attempts. We discuss differential diagnosis, genetic causes, diagnosis strategies and treatment. RESUMO O lipossarcoma é um tipo comum de sarcomas em adultos, com incidência entre 15 e 20% entre os sarcomas...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075217/endoscopy-assisted-laparoscopic-resections-for-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-retrospective-study
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Jiang-Long Huang, Zong-Heng Zheng, Hong-Bo Wei, Tu-Feng Chen, Jian-Pei Liu, Yong Huang, Bo Wei, Jia-Feng Fang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the safety, feasibility, and clinical curative effect of endoscopy-assisted laparoscopic resections for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively compared the general condition of 41 GIST patients undergoing endoscopy-assisted laparoscopic resections (n = 41, combined group) with those undergoing traditional open gastrectomy (n = 43, open surgery group). RESULTS: All patients survived during the surgery...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071060/intramural-gastric-hematoma-in-the-context-of-an-acute-pancreatitis
#11
Marta Cimavilla Román, Raúl Torres Yuste, Maria Antonia Vallecillo Sande
Bleeding complications are well known in the context of acute pancreatitis however, intramural hematomas of the superior gastrointestinal tract are rare. The treatment of choice, in absence of active bleeding or other complications, must be conservative, resulting in spontaneous resolution of the hematoma in most of the cases.
January 10, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067282/gastroprotective-6-gingerol-aspirinate-as-a-novel-chemopreventive-prodrug-of-aspirin-for-colon-cancer
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Yingdong Zhu, Fang Wang, Yantao Zhao, Pei Wang, Shengmin Sang
A growing body of research suggests daily low-dose aspirin (ASA) reduces heart diseases and colorectal cancers. However, the major limitation to the use of aspirin is its side effect to cause ulceration and bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Preclinical studies have shown that ginger constituents ameliorate ASA-induced gastric ulceration. We here report the design and synthesis of a novel prodrug of aspirin, [6]-gingerol aspirinate (GAS). Our data show that GAS exerts enhanced anti-cancer properties in vitro and superior gastroprotective effects in mice...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064286/rockall-risk-score-in-predicting-30-days-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-rebleeding-in-a-malaysian-population
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H T Lip, H T Heah, T J Huei, S Premaa, A Sarojah
OBJECTIVE: the aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of Rockall score in predicting outcomes of 30 days rebleeding, mortality and need for surgical intervention of bleeding gastric and duodenal ulcers. METHODS: this is a retrospective cohort study of all the emergency endoscopies performed in Hospital sultan Ismail from January 2009 to October 2014 for indications of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIb). Data was extracted from hospital's electronic database and only non-variceal bleeds were included...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058594/an-algorithm-for-management-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-placement-according-to-clinical-manifestations
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Seung Kwon Kim, Bryan G Belikoff, Carlos J Guevara, Seong Jin Park
We propose an algorithm for management after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement according to clinical manifestations. For patients with an initial good clinical response, surveillance Doppler ultrasound is recommended to detect stenosis or occlusion. A TIPS revision can be performed using basic or advanced techniques to treat stenosis or occlusion. In patients with an initial poor clinical response, a TIPS venogram with pressure measurements should be performed to assess shunt patency...
January 5, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056333/-recommendation-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-gastrointestinal-ulcers-and-its-complications
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a broad class of non glucocorticoid drugs which are extensively used in anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic therapies. However, NSAIDs may cause many side effects, most commonly in gastrointestinal(GI) tract. Cardiovascular system, kidney, liver, central nervous system and hematopoietic system are also involved. NSAID-induced GI side effects not only endanger the patients' health, increase mortality, but also greatly increase the cost of medical care...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054294/treatment-of-common-bile-duct-stones-in-gastric-bypass-patients-with-laparoscopic-transgastric-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Nina A Frederiksen, Louise Tveskov, Frederik Helgstrand, Lars Naver, Andrea Floyd
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass excludes the biliary tree from traditional evaluation and treatment with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Due to the initial rapid weight loss, gastric bypass patients have an increased risk of developing gallstones in the gallbladder as well as in the common bile duct. Various techniques to access the biliary tree have been described. The techniques are characterised by complexity and varying results. The aim of the present study was to assess both feasibility and outcome of laparoscopic-assisted transgastric ERCP in patients with gastric bypass...
January 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042389/clinical-problems-with-antithrombotic-therapy-for-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-gastric-neoplasms
#17
REVIEW
Toshiyuki Yoshio, Tsutomu Nishida, Yoshito Hayashi, Hideki Iijima, Masahiko Tsujii, Junko Fujisaki, Tetsuo Takehara
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is minimally invasive and thus has become a widely accepted treatment for gastric neoplasms, particularly for patients with comorbidities. Antithrombotic agents are used to prevent thrombotic events in patients with comorbidities such as cardio-cerebrovascular diseases and atrial fibrillation. With appropriate cessation, antithrombotic therapy does not increase delayed bleeding in low thrombosis-risk patients. However, high thrombosis-risk patients are often treated with combination therapy with antithrombotic agents and occasionally require the continuation of antithrombotic agents or heparin bridge therapy (HBT) in the perioperative period...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035523/gastric-wall-thickness-and-the-choice-of-linear-staples-in-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-challenging-conventional-concepts
#18
Yasmin Abu-Ghanem, Chanan Meydan, Lior Segev, Moshe Rubin, Orit Blumenfeld, Hadar Spivak
BACKGROUND: Little evidence is available on the choice of linear staple reloads in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Previous literature recommends matching closed staple height (CSH) to tissue-thickness (TT) to avoid ischemia. Our objective was to examine feasibility and safety of "tight" hemostatic (CSH/TT <1) stapling and map the entire gastric wall TT in LSG patients. METHODS: Prospectively collected outcomes on 202 consecutive patients who underwent LSG with tight order of staples (Ethicon Endosurgery) in this order: pre-pylorus-black (CSH = 2...
December 29, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035521/postoperative-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery-in-older-obese-patients-a-matched-case-control-study
#19
Damien Bergeat, David Lechaux, Adil Ghaina, Ronan Thibault, Vianney Bouygues
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic bariatric surgery (LBS) in older obese patients remains debated regarding postoperative outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this case-control study is to evaluate global results of LBS in patients ≥60 years (yr) with a matched case control study. METHODS: All patients ≥60 years who benefited from LBS in our center between January 2009 and January 2014 were included in this retrospective study. They were matched (1:2) to patients <40 and 40-59 years on BMI, surgical procedure and year, and history of previous LBS...
December 29, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032204/gastrointestinal-bleeding-due-to-gastrointestinal-tract-malignancy-natural-history-management-and-outcomes
#20
Richard A Schatz, Don C Rockey
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) tumor bleeding can vary from occult bleeding to massive hemorrhage and can be the presenting sign of malignancy. AIMS: Our primary aims were to: (1) characterize the natural history, treatment, and outcomes in patients with GI tumor bleeding and (2) compare and contrast bleeding in upper GI (UGI)/small bowel (SB) and lower GI malignancies. METHODS: Patients with endoscopically confirmed tumor bleeding were identified through search of consecutive electronic medical records: Bleeding was determined by the presence of melena, hematochezia, hematemesis, or fecal occult blood...
December 28, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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